Lisa Silverthorne

Biography

Lisa Silverthorne has published over fifty short stories. She loves the short story form, but she dreams of becoming a novelist. She writes to understand the world’s darkness and to discover the magic in ordinary things.

Where to find Lisa Silverthorne online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Pocket Watch
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A young soldier fights to protect his father during of the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam), one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles. He learns that love is a family bond not easily broken. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Civil War Fantastic (DAW Books, July 2000).
Chocolate Alchemy
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,290. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Tucked in a tiny corner of Pike's Market is Starling's Chocolates, where a sorceress conjures magical confections to make people remember their fondest memories or forget their worst moments. Or even fall in love. Everything was fine until Mr. Corporate America walked into her shop. Will he buy her out or steal her heart? Short story by Lisa Silverthorne,pubbed in Wizards Inc.,(DAW Books, 5/08)
Shipwrecks in Sea Minor: 2 Tales of Shipwrecks and Survival
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,400. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2012 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Two novelettes by Lisa Silverthorne: A young Irish woman's search for her missing sister leads her aboard the R.M.S. Titanic where she must outwit a kidnapper and survive the worst disaster in maritime history. Time eddies around Ireland’s coast, summoning ghosts as a grieving survivor of the Lusitania searches for comfort & direction. Will he find both in the woman he hires as his guide?
The Needlewoman
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,170. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
An exiled prince journeys to the Tapestry of the World to claim his destiny and a legendary sword that will free his enslaved kingdom and punish the man responsible. But the Destinies, weavers of life and death, test his heart and his resolve to wield Moirai – and the horrible consequences the strange sword carries. Includes the complete bonus story, Armageddon. A novelette by Lisa Silverthorne
Armageddon
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2011 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
What's a warrior priestess to do when she's late for Armageddon and everyone at the temple is away for a retreat? Can she save her temple from the end of the world? Before the High Priestess returns? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sword & Sorceress 18 (DAW Books, Spring 2001).
The Mermaid's Looking Glass
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,790. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
An old woman returns to the Oregon Coast to rid herself of a long-held family secret and a hideous glass float. What she finds there changes a lifetime of grief and regret. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Snow Angels
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,670. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2011 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A terminally ill young man, desperate to live, grasps at an experimental procedure in order to marry his childhood sweetheart. But cheating death comes at a price. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Millennium SF & F (March 1997).
Peace of Lace
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,190. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Fueled by regret and pride, a recovering alcoholic finds the courage to face her three sisters at a family funeral. Through grief, love, and a little Irish magic, can these sisters repair their fractured relationships and mend their broken trust? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sirius Visions (Claddagh Press, January 1994).
Gently Upon Green
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,120. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Childhood magic in an Irish stone circle and a last wish to go home send granddaughter Erin to Ireland in her grandmother's name. In the autumn darkness, Erin confronts her own fears, battles faerie magic, and witnesses love that lasts even beyond death. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
The Sorcerer's High Tea
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
When a powerful mage threatens Myrtle Jenkins' little village, she and the townspeople try to find a way to stop him. While the villagers argue, Myrtle decides to handle the problem herself. She invites him to high tea. And scones he'll never forget. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Magic of the Heart: 5 Stories of Magic & Romance
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,020. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
An elderly woman's only link with her husband and her past is a magical music box. A princess needs a hero to save her from being sacrificed to a dragon. An underworld queen risks her heart to defy an immortal curse. A goddess-turned-harpy struggles to save her mortal love from a terrible storm. A sorceress who conjures magical confections fights a corporate takeover of her shop – and her heart.
Reunion
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Cadet Cody Jenkins, on her first deep space mission, becomes stranded on an unexplored world after an alien artifact infects the ship with an unknown virus. One by one, the crew goes mad as they struggle to find a cure and repair the ship. Will Cody go mad or will she escape the virus and return home? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Twilight at the Speakeasy
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Outnumbered, his unit decimated, a young soldier stumbles into the safety of an alien town and attempts to persuade the neutral race to end a human civil war. But can he prove his race worthy of saving? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Front Lines (DAW Books, May 2008).
Wild Feed
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,680. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Real life versus reality TV as a family watches the fate of their son in a grim, live broadcast where viewers vote to keep watching their favorite stories of real people in real time in real danger. Just how much is too much information? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in The Sound of Angels (Wildside Press, November 2005).
Uninvited
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Decorated a hero by Earth, an explorer returns to the world he first discovered. Now it lies in ruins. In the rubble, he struggles to make peace with that discovery. And himself. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Pearls at the Edge of the World
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
What would you do if you found a rare artifact that could change the world? Brag to your bar buddies, share it with the world – or something else? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Full Circle
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A captured novice, the last of her druidic order, must outwit Roman soldiers in order to save Merlin's magic. The stone circle is her only hope of survival. Can she lure the soldiers into her trap before they execute her? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
The Agonies
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A young man, homeless and on the run, struggles to deal with the hazy memory of killing a man. What he can't remember may be the key to righting a wrong. And a second chance. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Thou Shalt Not (Dark Cloud Press, September 2006).
The Dark God's Tears
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Khepri, a necromancer, resurrects a hero in order to save her city from capture and bring the god prince back to life. Will the price of using her outlawed magic be her life? And will it doom a hero to a second death? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Potluck Sacrifice
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Sick of eating virgins and knights, Malfeas the dragon seeks more upscale dining in the kingdom. But will traditions get in the way of his sensitive palate? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne.
Sky Whales
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A grieving mother struggles to deal with the murder of her teenage daughter by attending the execution of the man who killed her. Will seeing this man die give her closure or bring her more pain? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sky Whales & Other Wonders (Norilana Books, December 2009).
Central Premise
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A young outworlder's culture and beliefs are tested when he's forced to fit into two worlds: one that celebrates violence and one that forbids it. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Galaxy Magazine, July/August 1994.
Single Princess Seeks Serious Hero
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,080. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Winning the lottery on her eighteenth birthday was Princess Wynna's worst present ever. Especially since her prize was to be sacrificed to the local dragon. What she needed now, more than ever, was a hero to save her. Or...did she? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne
The Sound of Angels
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A thousand miles apart, a grieving woman shares her lover's final moments of life through a neuro-crosslink in order to fulfill her partner's last request of seeing her hometown one last time. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (White Wolf Publishing, March 1997). This anthology won the World Fantasy Award and the Lambda Literary Award.
Nightweaver
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A young woman ventures out into the dangerous cold dark of the moors, braving undead and hellhounds as she seeks more dye for her weaving. What kind of cloth could be so important? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Blood Muse (Donald I. Fine Books, December 1995).
The Longest Night
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Marked a traitor, a young woman must use her magic to find the true traitor and stop a dark force from consuming her people...before the longest night is over. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sword & Sorceress 14 (DAW Books, March 1997).
Midnight Oil
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,460. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
Mistaken identities, misplaced sympathies and witches on the eve of Beltane. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in 100 Wicked Little Witch Stories (Marboro Books, October 1995).
Homecoming
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A grieving mother, separated from her earthly Native American tribe, finds communion with an ancient lifeforce that she awakens in the Martian ruins. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published The Age of Reason (SFF Net, Auguest 1999).
The Essence of Place
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
In the distant alien ruins of Nakin'sii, city of dreams, a woman discovers that finding her place in the universe sometimes requires creating one. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in The Age of Wonders (SFF Net, September 2000).
Soul Dance
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A disgraced warrior, once a soul dancer, must dance her magic again to save her people. Can she reveal the traitor and prevent a civil war? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sword & Sorceress 17 (DAW Books, June 2000).
Circle of Life
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
From the death of an old world comes the beginning of a new world. Will the circle of life continue or will humanity fade into history? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Beyond the Last Star (SFF Net, September 2002).
Music to Her Ears
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
An elderly woman's only link with her husband and her past is a magical music box. A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Prom Night (DAW Books, May 1999).
The Wishing Stones
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A sorceress, cursed by a magical silence, must defeat an evil warlord to escape her tower prison. Will this be the last drink of her magic that he ever takes? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sword & Sorceress 16 (DAW Books, June 1999).
Dragonskin Boots
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
When the sacrifice of virgins is outlawed, protests erupt in the village over loss of wages and the unfair treatment of dragons. Can the Queen stop the protests and bring order to her kingdom? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Sword & Sorceress 12 (August 1995).
Soul Taker
By Lisa Silverthorne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010 by Elusive Blue Fiction. Category: Fiction
A goddess, trapped in the body of a harpy, struggles to save a mortal from Hera's minions and a terrible storm. Will her love for him be enough to save them both? A short story by Lisa Silverthorne. Originally published in Hags, Sirens, and Other Bad Girls of Fantasy (DAW Books, July 2006).

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